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Who asked you? I merely asked a postor, presuably one who is "in the red zone," to elaborate. So buzz off, Buzz (sorry...had to do it).
We could do with fewer police, overall. Drive around this country for any length of time and you know that's true. And violent crime rates are substantially lower than 30 years ago. The best remedy would be to bottom-blow the lowest 30% of perfromers, give the remaining -- more professional officers -- a big fat raise, focus their attention on violence and property crimes (forget the weed), use body-cameras, and demand more civilian oversight (citizen review boards) and more transparency (less CYA). Officers who are judged too quick to violence must be relieved of duty - period. Hotheads get people killed - including their fellow officers. But the dems are bought and paid for by unions who ruthlessly protect even their incompetent/dangerous members, to the detriment of us all.
Well - let's hear it. Which of Paul's points are wrong? Give us the benefit of your wisdom.
GOP: Party of wrank hypocrisy and blatant cronyism, attempting to masquerade as defenders of liberty. It's way past time to stop telling that lie, Republicans. You're embarrassing yourselves. The puritans and crusdaers of both parties are by far the biggest threat to American liberty on this planet. They have far more in common with each other (mostly because they're obnoxious jerks who like to tell everyone else how to live - by force) than they do with true believers in freedom.
We've been meddling and orchestrating in the ME for 70 years. Look where it's got us. Perhaps it's time to try a new strategy.
A reasoned option: Do nothing other than short-term humanitarian missions, and let ISIS, Iran, Assad, the Kingdom, and all the other ancient warring factions kill each other.
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goatlockerloungelizard Wrote: Aug 13, 2014 9:55 PM
No politician would vote to block guest workers from welfare and food stamps? They have before. Citizenship became a requirement for SNAP in '96, under welfare reform. It subsequently got changed Equal protection has nothing to do with welfare eligiility, genius.
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goatlockerloungelizard Wrote: Aug 13, 2014 3:04 PM
That's your counter=argument? Pancho Villa? A practical immigration policy would include a robust, readily available guest worker program. Let them come here and work legally, but deny them government assistance. That would bring the industrious and peaceful immigrants out in the open, and allow police to focus on the truly dangerous ones. Seems to me that would eliminate a lot of the worst aspects of the status quo. But if you think a nation this large, with oceans and/or frontier along all four borders, of supposedly "free" citizens who come from all walks of life and like to move about at will, with a constitutional right to privacy, can somehow magically seal ourselves in and keep out all those jihadis - you're a fool. It will never happen.
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goatlockerloungelizard Wrote: Aug 13, 2014 1:14 PM
Actually, I was in St Petersburg only last spring. I only mention that to make myself sound important, my life glamorous, and to confirm your suspicions that yes - I am indeed a dbag. The obvious question - do you want to live like Russia? You have nothing to fear from freedom, 45. It will be fine.
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goatlockerloungelizard Wrote: Aug 13, 2014 1:05 PM
why bother indeed? What's wrong with how it was a hundred years ago? People came and went throughout North America unimpeded. You've seen the old cowboy movies. Did we have a nation then?
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